Bishakh Som: "Trans/Migrations: Journeys in Gender, Art, Architecture and Comics"

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The Center for Engaged Storycraft is excited to feature a talk by Bishakh Som whose 2020 graphic novels Apsara Engine and Spellbound “investigate the intersection between image and text, figure and architecture, architecture and landscape,” while seeking to “ expand the vocabulary of the narratives traditionally presented” in the comics medium “by exploring themes of gender, sexuality, memory and urbanism.”  Som's work explores issues like being trans and South Asian, while expanding the vocabulary of comics and its formal boundaries. Som is the winner of a 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Graphic Novel and a 2021 Lambda Literary Award winner for Best LGBTQ Comics and has published work in The New YorkerWe’re Still Here (The first all-trans comics anthology), Beyond, vol. 2, The Strumpet, The Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, VICE, Buzzfeed, Ink Brick, Hi-horse, (co-editor and contributing artist), Blurred Vision, Pood,  the academic journal Specs, and The Brooklyn Rail,  Volume 3 of the acclaimed Graphic Canon series from Seven Stories Press.

Laura Shackelford
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When and Where
April 13, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room/Location: 01-2000

Open to the Public

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